Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

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Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Hadrian » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:59 pm

Since David ain't cooperating....

Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band Saucerful Of Secrets. The band has a website too.

Thoughts? Good idea?

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Post by raisemyrent » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm

good idea, in terms of Mason getting to have some fun. Seems like he's been on the sidelines for so long, except for endless river, and itching to get back out there. very few, small venue shows, though. I wonder if he will keep it up after that. Shame about the time difference, no chance for tickets for me. It might've been a push, though, seeing Mason just for completeness (never got to see Wright either), and early Floyd is not my thing.
I noticed that they advertise it as his first live outing since Live 8, which is not true at all (guest with Roger, Syd concert, Olympics...)

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Hadrian » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 pm

I am sure it is only four shows for now because Mason wants to gauge the interest, see how it goes. I agree that they should keep it to small (500 people) avenues, given the nature of the material.

Spectacular idea

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by twcc » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:53 pm

Looks like the "tour" is sold out ... ](*,)

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Hadrian » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm

It might be a blessing in disguise, impetus for more.

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Post by twcc » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:39 pm

^^^
I hope so ... :)

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by drafsack » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:32 pm

1250 tickets were available - and Gary Kemp on guitar

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by twcc » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:52 pm

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets are Nick Mason, Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by vizor » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:48 am

'bout time. He certainly has the right to.

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:37 am

I only wish him well, hope I one day see him do this. I hope he really goes for it, does a huge tour and even does the "Classic Album In Full" which is big with tribute acts.

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Hadrian » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 pm

I can't wait to see the setlist. We might get A Nice Pair in concert, together with The Early Singles (sans any duplication) and possibly some 1965-68 numbers from The Early Years 1965–1972.

While I wouldn't hold my breath for "It Would Be So Nice" (to cite Nick Mason directly, "Fucking awful, that record, wasn't it?"), I am curious if he will be tempted to repeat his lead vocal on "Scream Thy Last Scream" :D

Guy Pratt could have a field day with "Let There Be More Light" intro, if they do play it.

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Wolfpack » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:08 am

From the topic 'Stuff We Can Make Up About Pink Floyd...':
May 07, 2016, Wolfpack wrote:Now David Gilmour and Polly Samson are no longer members of Pink Floyd,
the band will continue as a one man's band consisting of Nick Mason alone.

And as such, there are rumours about a new Pink Floyd album,
followed by a worldwide 'The Grand Vizier's Garden Party Tour'.
May 07, 2016, jtull wrote:"It did cross my mind that if David announces this is really the end of it, if he resigns from Pink Floyd, that leaves me in total control. God knows I'll be out on the road playing the entirety of Dark Side of the Moon, just the drum parts. It'll be quite dull."

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/featu ... 031?page=2
source: viewtopic.php?p=622898#p622898

In the Rolling Stone interview, by Andy Green, 2014, Mason adds:
"Please know that I'm joking. I can see the headline now, "Nick Mason to Tour."
:P

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by theaussiefloydian » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:58 pm

Hadrian wrote:While I wouldn't hold my breath for "It Would Be So Nice" (to cite Nick Mason directly, "Fucking awful, that record, wasn't it?"), I am curious if he will be tempted to repeat his lead vocal on "Scream Thy Last Scream" :D
Am I the only one who likes that song? I fully recognize that it isn't a good song, but it's certainly a fun one.
Hadrian wrote:Guy Pratt could have a field day with "Let There Be More Light" intro, if they do play it.
Now THAT, I want to see. One of the reasons I love the version of "Money" on P.U.L.S.E. is because of the bass lines Pratt plays in the middle section.

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Hadrian » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:37 pm

I also don't think the song is so terrible either, but I find Mason's take on the band's first 7" after Barrett's departure very amusing. The only thing more amusing are Gilmour's evaluations of Atom Heart Mother album ("a pile of rubbish" and "shit").

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Re: Nick Mason to perform early Pink Floyd with new band

Post by Rooster1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Excellent news all round I think. Curious to know whether Nick can still knock out some of the rhythms he used in early Floyd (thinking of the furious work on Set the Controls). Maybe that's where Lee Harris comes in?

I think the key to this band and these gigs being successful will be how faithful the rendition of Syd and Rick's work is. Syd's guitar style (and voice) were so important to the early Floyd sound so I'd hope Gary Kemp, Lee Harris and Dom Beken are fully prepped. It goes without saying Guy can handle all of Rogers riffs and more.

A live DVD please Nick?????